Friday, July 29, 2016

Mannequin (1937)


Today, I'm reviewing the classic woman's picture Mannequin (1937), starring Joan Crawford and Spencer Tracy.

This article is part of The Joan Crawford Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

1001 Classic Movies: The Films of Olivia de Havilland


Throughout July, I celebrated the 100th birthday of Olivia de Havilland with a look at three of this old Hollywood legend's best films.

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938): This rollicking swashbuckler about medieval English outlaw Robin of Locksley and the noble Maid Marian is the best of the Errol Flynn/de Havilland films.

The Snake Pit (1948): De Havilland gives a sensitive performance as a troubled young woman who spends time in an insane asylum.

Hush. . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964): De Havilland and her old Warner Bros. pal, Bette Davis, team up for this creepy Southern Gothic horror film.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Defining Themes of Pre-Code Hollywood


Today, guest contributor Jennifer Gale is outlining the themes of pre-code Hollywood. 

Baby Face (1933), which stars Barbara Stanwyck as a tough cookie who must fend off the unwanted advances of men like Arthur Hohl, is a great example of a pre-code movie.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang


Today, I'm reviewing Warner Bros. classic prison movie, I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932), starring Paul Muni.

This article is part of the blogathon Hot & Bothered: The Films of 1932 hosted by Once Upon a Screen and CineMaven's Essays From the Couch.

Friday, July 8, 2016

I, Claudius (1937)


Today, I'm taking a behind the scenes look at the never-completed version of I, Claudius (1937) starring Charles Laughton.

This article is part of The Sword & Sandal Blogathon hosted by Moon in Gemini.

Saturday, July 2, 2016